UPDATE #1 - Looking forward to a great event tonight...couple quick updates.
Please update your rsvp's if you will not be able to make it....venues are carving out space for our group, and we would like to have enough for our group.
1) The first venue, Lou's wants as many people to arrive as early as possible and is offering some cool food specials - 2 for $5 or 4 for $9 Turkey Sliders, or $7 Veggie or Chicken Quesadillas.
2) New members - keep an eye out for one of the 4 organizers when you arrive and come introduce yourself. We promise that only Aaron bites, but only if you ask nicely, but everyone loves meeting the new members and introducing them around.
3) Weather should be really nice tonight, no rain, but it may be a crisp in the air. The first two venues are literally on top of the metro and about 10 yards from each other, but the third one is about a 3 block walk, so dress accordingly...
4) Dress code tonight is whatever you want...all the venues are pretty relaxed, so just be comfortable.
Your organizers crawled around Columbia Heights and 11th St this week to come up with a great night of venues that celebrate the awesomeness that is Columbia Heights.
The neighborhood is the city’s model for urban revitalization. With more than half a billion dollars of development since the metro station’s arrival in 1999, the city is attempting to maintain diversity and affordability, while attracting new business and residents. The neighborhood was originally located within Washington County, but not Washington DC (the boundaries of the two were synced up in 1871), and was the site of a horse track. Columbia Heights was first developed after the Civil War by then Senator Sherman. He named the neighborhood after his alma matter, Columbia College, which later changed its name to George Washington University and moved elsewhere in the District. With the advent of streetcars at the turn of the 20th century the neighborhood experienced steady growth until the riots of the late 1960’s. The neighborhood became a model for urban decay for nearly 40 years, before flip flopping to its current model of urban revitalization.
Our FIRST VENUE, will be Lou’s City Bar…literally a hop, skip and jump from the Columbia Heights Metro (Green/Yellow line), on the corner of 14th and Irving, NW. Lou’s boasts one of the sports watching environments in the city with an awesome outdoor patio, and beer taps at some of their tables. A neighborhood staple since they opened 2 years ago.
$5 Red and White Wine (your welcome April)
$5 Jack Shots and drinks (your welcome Aaron)
$9 Jack shot and Yuengling
Second Venue, is Acre 121…owned by the same fine folks at Lou’s, this is more of an upscale dining environment, that also has live music on the weekends, with a band starting around 9pm on the night of our crawl. Acre 121 is literally right next to the metro, and you’ll pass it on your way to Lou’s.
Working on drink specials for each venue, but we will have some beer, wine, mixed-drink, and shot specials posted next week…maybe even some food specials.
$5 21st Amendment Beers
$5 Tanquery and Tonic
Final VENUE, is Zeba, just up 14th Street…really a diamond in rough when walking around the neighborhood this week and scoping out the crawl. Just a simple row house on the outside…but inside, three-levels, including a covered patio with a bar…and a huge dance-floor. They have a DJ coming down from NY next Saturday during our event, and have offered us $6 Yuengling and Jameson shots – NOT $6 each, but $6 for both – holy heck, Sunday isn’t looking so productive right now.
Looking forward to a great evening and event…heard some rumors there also might be an after-party on the Highland Park rooftop, but those are just rumors at this point J.
Jeremy, Steve, Greg, and Aaron (new Event Host)
Legal Terms and Conditions – darn lawyers
Reminder: Due to the very limited number of RSVP's available on this outing, please RSVP only if you plan to come out. Likewise, if things change, please un-RSVP. Also, while we love meeting new faces, everyone is strongly encouraged to RSVP through the web site or be a guest of a member. The cover is waived for our group and the first thing most venues want is our RSVP list. Please remember to get to the first venue early enough to mingle, and certainly early enough to join us as we move on to the second venue.
Disclaimer: Keep in mind your organizers reserve the right to omit, change, or substitute venues as seen fit depending on the group dynamics, scheduling, and available space. The pub crawl officially ends around midnight but we’re sure most of us will be out well past that. Yes, it's perfectly fine if you choose to get intoxicated, drunk, blitzed, plastered, wasted, toasted, smashed, or pissed. However, make sure you have a friend present to take on any applicable baby-sitting duties.